- Court grants bail for Isuru Bandara, Buddhist monk Ven. Borelle Sirisumana Thero
The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered Thilini Priyamali and Janaki Siriwardhana, two businesswomen accused of in connection with the alleged case against the multi-billion rupee financial fraud to be further remanded till 13 December.
However, the Court granted bail to Priyamali’s business partner Isuru Bandara and Buddhist monk Ven. Borelle Sirisumana Thero yesterday.
Earlier, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that investigations into the financial crime involving controversial businesswoman Priyamali have shown that she reportedly defrauded Rs. 1.28 billion and 12 complaints have been received and investigations are underway into the complaints against her.
On 6 October, controversial businesswoman Priyamali, the main suspect in a high-profile swindling case was arrested for financially defrauding several businessmen, politicians, and civil, religious, and political leaders.
The CID also arrested Isuru Bandara, the alleged business partner of Priyamali on 17 October.
Both Priyamali and Bandara have been remanded by the Fort Magistrate’s Court over the said financial fraud.
In November, Buddhist monk Ven. Borelle Sirisumana Thero and businesswoman Siriwardana were taken into custody yesterday in connection with Thico Group of Companies Ltd. owner Thilini Priyamali over her alleged massive financial crime.